Fell Foot Country Park
Situated at the southern tip of Lake Windermere and a 10 minute drive from the park, Fell Foot is a family-friendly location. Its spacious grounds and easy lake access for paddling and swimming make it a must-visit location.
There is also rowboat, kayak and paddleboard hire. Find out more on the national trust website www.nationaltrust.org.uk
South Lakes Safari Zoo
Located at Dalton-in Furness, it’s home to rare and endangered species in a unique natural environment. Perfect for family days out and animal lovers. Find out more on the South Lakes Safari Zoo website www.southlakessafarizoo.com
Grizedale Forest and Go Ape
Grizedale forest offers gorgeous walks, cycle trails, sculptures, bike hire and a play area.
Adrenaline junkies can visit Go Ape for treetop adventures, zip lines and forest Segwaying. It’s Situated between Lake Windermere and Coniston Water. To plan your Go Ape adventure visit www.goape.co.uk/locations/grizedale
Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole
Visit Brockhole for endless family activities and adventures including crazy karts, mini-golf, archery, woodland trails and adventure playgrounds.
There’s lots of entertainment for adults too. With galleries, gardens, a lake shoreline, boat hire and laser clay shooting everyone is guaranteed to have a great day. Its located on the A591 between Bowness and Ambleside. For more information visit the Brockhole website www.brockhole.co.uk
Learn about life beneath the lake at the seashore. Meet the creatures and listen to educational daily talks. The Aquarium is at Lakeside where you can also find Windermere Lake Cruises and the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway. For more information visit the Lakes Aquarium website www.lakesaquarium.co.uk
Windermere Jetty Museum and Lakes Cruises
The Jetty Museum is a family-friendly attraction all about the boats and the history of Windermere. View the museum’s fascinating collection of motorboats, steam launches and yachts.
After learning about boats at the Jetty museum why not have a boat ride yourself. Jump on one of the daily cruises along Lake Windermere to Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside. For more information visit the Jetty Museum website www.windermerejetty.org and the Windermere Lake Cruises website www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk
Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
Based at Haverthwaite station the steam railway runs 3.5 miles to Lakeside. Be amazed by the fleet of steam locomotives, engine shed, playground and woodland walk. For more information visit the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway website www.lakesiderailway.co.uk